2018 Festival Staff

 
   Veronica Roy , Festival Coordinator   Veronica is an arts administrator and event manager, specializing in festivals and experiential events. Veronica brings to the table over a decade of experience coordinating events and projects in the nonprofit sector, and a great enthusiasm for local arts and culture.    In her spare time, Veronica can be found checking out live entertainment all over the city.

Veronica Roy, Festival Coordinator

Veronica is an arts administrator and event manager, specializing in festivals and experiential events. Veronica brings to the table over a decade of experience coordinating events and projects in the nonprofit sector, and a great enthusiasm for local arts and culture.

In her spare time, Veronica can be found checking out live entertainment all over the city.

 

Board Members

Digi60 is coordinated by a dedicated group of volunteer board members and planners.

   Kevin Burton,  President   Kevin has been at the helm of Digi60 since 2009, providing his communications and technical background to its growth and success. He has indeed done it all, growing the festival from a handful of participants to dozens, adding a documentary portion, and expanding partnerships and sponsorship opportunities with prominent Ottawa vendors, media, and production companies. He is a videographer for the  Ottawa Senators, Ottawa RedBlacks, Ottawa Fury  and the  Ottawa 67s .

Kevin Burton, President

Kevin has been at the helm of Digi60 since 2009, providing his communications and technical background to its growth and success. He has indeed done it all, growing the festival from a handful of participants to dozens, adding a documentary portion, and expanding partnerships and sponsorship opportunities with prominent Ottawa vendors, media, and production companies. He is a videographer for the Ottawa Senators, Ottawa RedBlacks, Ottawa Fury and the Ottawa 67s.

   Emily Ramsay  and  Jennifer Mulligan, Co-Executive Directors    Emily and Jennifer took over as Co-Directors of the festival in January 2015. Jennifer is a screenwriter and emerging filmmaker who was recently selected as the recipient of the  SAW Video Jumpstart Mentorship  Program for her proposal  Beds . She has written several feature films, and has a long screenwriting history with Digi60, contributing to films that have been seen world wide. Emily is a writer and filmmaker whose film  The Parking Lot  won Best Screenplay and Best Acting awards at the 2014 Spring Digi60 Filmmakers' Festival. She is a recipient of the  2016 CMPA Ontario Mentorship Program , as well as the  2016 City of Ottawa Youth in Culture  grant.

Emily Ramsay and Jennifer Mulligan, Co-Executive Directors

Emily and Jennifer took over as Co-Directors of the festival in January 2015. Jennifer is a screenwriter and emerging filmmaker who was recently selected as the recipient of the SAW Video Jumpstart Mentorship Program for her proposal Beds. She has written several feature films, and has a long screenwriting history with Digi60, contributing to films that have been seen world wide. Emily is a writer and filmmaker whose film The Parking Lot won Best Screenplay and Best Acting awards at the 2014 Spring Digi60 Filmmakers' Festival. She is a recipient of the 2016 CMPA Ontario Mentorship Program, as well as the 2016 City of Ottawa Youth in Culture grant.

   Derek Price , Technical Director   Derek Price is a director and producer from the Ottawa, with his first foray into film being Digi60 in 2010. A late bloomer to the industry, Derek made the change from a career in business in 2012. He was awarded the Best Director award at the 2014 Digi60 Filmmakers' Festival for his short film  All That Remains . He is the director and cinematographer of more than 30 short films, several of which have been shown around the world. He is a cinematographer and editor for his Obscura Creative ,  and is also director of photography on several independent features. Derek is most recently working as an Editor, AD and Director with Gusto TV on long-form episodic food shows.

Derek Price, Technical Director

Derek Price is a director and producer from the Ottawa, with his first foray into film being Digi60 in 2010. A late bloomer to the industry, Derek made the change from a career in business in 2012. He was awarded the Best Director award at the 2014 Digi60 Filmmakers' Festival for his short film All That Remains. He is the director and cinematographer of more than 30 short films, several of which have been shown around the world. He is a cinematographer and editor for his Obscura Creative, and is also director of photography on several independent features. Derek is most recently working as an Editor, AD and Director with Gusto TV on long-form episodic food shows.

   Brendan Butt , Program Planning and Volunteers   Brendan Butt is a Digi60 alum who has produced and directed several short films and is now excited to get on board to help grow the festival. He will be focusing on outreach, putting together some great workshops and assisting with the festival programming. He will be working with the Board and the Festival Coordinator. Welcome Brendan!

Brendan Butt, Program Planning and Volunteers

Brendan Butt is a Digi60 alum who has produced and directed several short films and is now excited to get on board to help grow the festival. He will be focusing on outreach, putting together some great workshops and assisting with the festival programming. He will be working with the Board and the Festival Coordinator. Welcome Brendan!

   Asma Abdourahman , Marketing and Social Media   Asma is a recent graduate from the University of Ottawa where she majored in Communications and completed a minor in World Cinema. Over the past few years, Asma served as a Board member on the Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee, producer of freelance videos for local organizations, and as an event organizer with the Embassy of the Republic in Korea to Canada. She currently works as a public servant with the Government of Canada, and in typical millennial fashion, has an array of interests that culminate at an intersection of social ethics and film making - and horror films (the more demonic activity, the better). Asma hopes to promote film making as a more accessible art form, especially for marginalized youth within Ottawa

Asma Abdourahman, Marketing and Social Media

Asma is a recent graduate from the University of Ottawa where she majored in Communications and completed a minor in World Cinema. Over the past few years, Asma served as a Board member on the Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee, producer of freelance videos for local organizations, and as an event organizer with the Embassy of the Republic in Korea to Canada. She currently works as a public servant with the Government of Canada, and in typical millennial fashion, has an array of interests that culminate at an intersection of social ethics and film making - and horror films (the more demonic activity, the better). Asma hopes to promote film making as a more accessible art form, especially for marginalized youth within Ottawa